CSEEES

Established in 1991, the Duke Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies

  • Funds university courses and course development
  • Organizes lectures, workshops, conferences, exhibits, performances, and other similar activities
  • Sponsors visiting faculty
  • Supports scholarly research and research-related travel by members of the faculty
  • Administers and awards the Graduate Certificate in Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies as well as the Graduate Certificate in Russian Legal Studies
  • Sponsors teacher-training workshops for K-12 and college-level teachers
  • Funds acquisition of additional library resources for the Duke University Libraries
  • Provides fellowships for graduate students studying the languages and cultures of the region
  • Sponsors other programs and activities to promote the study and understanding of Eastern Europe and Eurasia.

The programs offered by CSEEES are intended for the benefit of the university community, as well as for primary and secondary school teachers in North Carolina, the business community, and the community at large. In all of these activities, the Duke Center works closely with its counterpart center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The joint Duke/UNC Centers for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies has been recognized as one of only 16 centers at U.S. universities to be designated as a National Resource Center in Russian and East European Studies by the U.S. Department of Education.

The website for the UNC Chapel Hill side of the CSEEES can be found here.

SEELRC

Established in 1999 and operated by Duke University, the Slavic and East European Language Resource Center (SEELRC) has as its mission the improvement of the national capacity to teach and learn Slavic and East European languages. The Center accomplishes this by developing teaching and assessment materials as well as by supporting research and a variety of activities, including undergraduate and graduate education and exchange programs, conferences, seminars, and public outreach programs.  The SEELRC is one of 15 Title VI funded Language Resource Centers.  To learn more about the LRC system please visit: nflrc.msu.edu.

The mission of the SEELRC is to improve the national capacity to teach and learn Slavic and East European languages. The Center accomplishes this by developing teaching and assessment materials as well as by supporting research and a variety of activities, including undergraduate and graduate education and exchange programs, conferences, seminars, and public outreach programs.

The SEELRC is a technology-intensive center and, as such, makes a habit of using and developing cutting-edge technological solutions.